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Cross-border tax investigations represent a challenging feat requiring detailed understanding of international tax laws, bilateral agreements, multilateral agreements, and evolving regulatory frameworks. Navigating the complexities of cross-border arrangements, operations and activities demands a thorough approach to identify, analyze, and mitigate potential tax risks. A comprehensive understanding of transfer pricing, Double Tax Treaties, and information exchange mechanisms is fundamental for effective compliance and resolution in an increasingly interconnected global economy.
Participants will acquire understanding of international tax laws, regulations, and the intricate interplay between different jurisdictions. The objectives include improving skills in identifying red flags, understanding the nuances of transfer pricing, and interpreting tax treaties and information exchange protocols.

After the completion of the webinar, participants are expected to:

1. Develop an understanding of international tax laws, regulations, and their implications in cross-border financial transactions;

2. Acquire skills to identify potential red flags and irregularities in cross-border financial activities that may trigger tax investigations.

3. Identify specific articles from DTTs which can be used to challenge tax structures.

4. Develop strategies and methodologies to effectively mitigate risks associated with cross-border tax arrangements.

5. Develop skills to resolve conflicts and challenges arising from differing interpretations of tax laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions.

6. Participate in fruitful discussions with the tax authorities.

7. Ensure your clients are safeguarded from cross-border tax investigations from the planning and establishment stage, to avoid any surprises.


This program is specifically designed for professionals who would like to acquire the expertise required in order to navigate the complexities of cross-border tax investigations confidently and ensure their clients are protected from potential challenges inherent in the global tax landscape

More specifically, this seminar is addressed to:

  • Lawyers;
  • Financial Controllers;
  • Finance Managers;
  • Auditors;
  • Internal and External Accountants;
  • Professionals with a particular interest in Cross-Border Tax Investigations;
  • Tax compliance and advisory professionals.

This seminar contributes to Continuing Professional Development for 4 CPD Units.


Venue: The course will be held online via zoom
Date & Time: 23 October 2024, 09:00-13:00
Language: Greek language with the slides in English


The seminar’s cost and duration for participation is presented on the table below:

Duration 4 hours
Participation Cost €200.00 + 19% VAT




To register please complete our online registration form here:


PART A: Overview

  • Explanation of what a Tax Investigation is and why it is important
  • Identification of the main reasons why a Tax Investigation is initiated
  • The purpose of Cross-Border Tax Investigations

PART B: Main Concerns

  • Corporate, Legal, Economic and Tax Substance
  • Declaration of Income – Corresponding Adjustments
  • Double Tax Treaty Provisions / EU Directives Implementation (ATAD 3)


PART C: Practical Aspects

  • Overview of main jurisdictions, and their general stance
  • The importance of Transfer Pricing documentation, CbCR and other information exchange platforms
  • Timing of request, obligation to respond penalties and effects of failure to comply
  • Practical examples



Marios Palesis, Partner, Tax Department

Marios is a qualified Accountant and a Fellow member of Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA) as well as a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, member of Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) and International Tax Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

Marios has significant experience in Transfer Pricing and international tax planning working with clients in Cyprus, Malta, Eastern Europe and in other jurisdictions around the globe. His focus is on financial transactions and digital business.


Stephanos Charalambous, Manager, Tax Department

Stephanos is a chartered accountant (ACA), registered member of ICPAC, and qualified international tax advisor (ADIT), having completed
SStephanos is an ACA, ICPAC Registered Member, and ADIT Qualified International Tax Advisor, bringing a comprehensive background in international tax to facilitate navigation of complex financial environments. Holding postgraduate credentials in International Business and Finance from Henley Business School, along with accreditation from the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Centre at the University of Reading, Stephanos specializes in International Tax Law, Domestic Tax Law, Corporate Tax Structuring, and Transfer Pricing. His professional journey includes a pivotal training scheme with KPMG, where he focused on International Tax, as well as a tenure as a Student Learning Advisor at Middlesex University in London. Additionally, Stephanos has actively engaged in business development events across the UK, Israel, and Central Europe, honing a nuanced understanding of global financial landscapes.


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